Public policy news alerts are compiled and posted by the Rev. Deniray Mueller, legislative liaison for the Diocese of Southern Ohio and Social Justice & Public Policy Convener. If you have any questions/comments about the subjects presented, please contact her at deniray@deniray.com or 614.668.6036.

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AUGUST 6 DEADLINE FOR VERIFYING VALID VOTER REGISTRATION

Find out if you are in danger of being purged from Ohio’s registered voter list (database)

The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Ohio restarts voter purge process with changes to help prevent unnecessary cancellation

Other topics in the news:

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Ohio Attorney General  Attorney General DeWine announces initiative to help child victims of crime

ENVIRONMENT

Public News Service  Lake Erie algae: A call for a deeper dive into the problem

The Cleveland Plain Dealer  Gov. John Kasich targets farm nutrient runoff into Lake Erie in executive order

HEALTHCARE

WOSU  Who’s actually covered under Ohio’s Medicaid expansion?, Some Ohio doctors still overprescribing opioids, federal report says

IMMIGRATION

The Columbus Dispatch  Kasich committee aims to integrate immigrants in Ohio

Daily Kos  The immigration law no one is talking about

PAYDAY LENDING

The Columbus Dispatch  Ohio House passed payday lending bill, sent to Governor

POVERTY

The Columbus Dispatch  Minority, Appalachian kids at greater risk of remaining poor for life, report says

 

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